Thinking on my Feet :
Charuhasan Autobiography Charuhasan, a noted name in the South Indian film industry, practised law in Ramnad and Madurai districts in Tamil Nadu till 1975 and then at the Madras High Court till 1986. His acting career began with his debut in Uthiri Pookkal. He won instant recognition and acted in some famous roles in acclaimed films, bagging pretigious awards like a National Award for the best actor for Tabarana Kathe in Kannada in 1986, a Karnataka state award and a Filmfare Award in 1993. He is also a good singer, a musicologist, and a vibrant orator - both in English and Tamil.The book introduces the relatively lesser-know aspect of the life and career of the veteran actor, Charuhasan - his years spent as a noted advocate in Tamil Nadu. This is an autobiographical account of his law career that showcases select events and cases from his many years of law practice before he turned to cinema. It features interesting cases of various hues - from his bungling on his first day in the courtroom to his blossoming into an astute criminal lawyer. Written in a light vein and with a great sense of humour, the crisp and candid presentation of his cases throws considerable light on his interactions, experiences and challenges as an advocate of standing. It also acquaints readers with the general manner of law practice.